Derrick City Man Allegedly Threatens
Former Employer, Wife at Their Home
According to papers filed in District Judge Rich Luther’s office, at about 8:50 last night 61-year-old Gary Patrick entered the home of David and Christine Taylor unannounced while carrying a loaded .44 Magnum pistol and approached David, who knew him as a former employee. Taylor was able to wrestle the gun from him. Christine heard them, went downstairs, took the gun and hid it.
The Taylors then talked to Patrick for a period of time and learned he was upset because he thought David “did him wrong.” At one point he threatened to kill himself and the Taylors saying, “If I kill myself I’ll go to Hell, so why not take a couple people with me? Would Hell be any worse then?”
They asked him about his pension and offered him $40, and then Christine asked him to leave. He refused and when she picked up the phone to call police Patrick pulled out another gun and pointed it at David, who was able to knock it away from him and put him in a hold while his wife called 911.
Patrick is charged with burglary, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and unlawful possession of a weapon. He’s jailed on $500,000 bail.